Summary of spring events:
During the course of the spring, Fox Hill retooled its programming and instituted safety protocols to curtail the coronavirus. The staff rose to the occasion, adapting exercise programs, increasing audio-visual opportunities, and sending daily activities and diversions to all residents. They encouraged residents to get outside to walk our beautiful trails, and the residents stayed actively in touch with each other. From mid-March through May, 8 Fox Hill residents contracted the coronavirus, and 5 have fully recovered. We mourn the loss of the 3 residents who did not recover. Since May 21, there have been no cases of coronavirus on the campus.
Our approach to COVID going forward:
Fox Hill has re-opened most of its amenities, some on a reduced scale. Residents are now able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with others on the outdoor patio, tend to their gardens, walk our trails, enjoy the offerings of its extensive library, and visit with friends and family in attractive outside gathering areas. It is even conducting monthly resident meetings with all residents signed into Zoom!
Fox Hill’s goal is to offer as much connection and engagement as possible while maintaining the health of the community. Certain unique aspects of Fox Hill make this possible:
- A spacious outdoor patio with a fire pit that can seat up to 60 residents while adhering to the required 6 feet of socially distanced spacing that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Beautiful community gardens and over a mile of walking trails, including a guided tree walk and strategically located benches
- Its putting green where residents enjoy watching and playing every day
- Continuation of the acclaimed at home meal delivery service, offering menus for three delicious meals each day, served hot and at the time selected by the residents
- Resumption of fitness training, PT and OT services, and physician visits on site with appointment
- Resumption of salon services following all state protocols
- Re-emergence of the “nerves of steel” billiards players, tuning up for the next resident-staff billiards tournament
Fox Hill will continue to require the use of masks, observance physical distancing, assessment all visitors for signs of illness, and regular testing of staff. Come see what Fox Hill has to offer and enjoy a golf cart tour of our property! The community observes physical distancing, but it is never socially distant!